5 Most Iconic Newspaper Headlines in Indian History


Have you ever wondered what seems too old
to us now was once the headlines of Iconic newspaper? How did they look like? What did they speak? What is history now, was once a headline! Ever since India got its independence, a huge
turn of events has been taking place and these events has left a permanent mark on the history
of India. Today, we are here with a list of 5 Most Iconic
Newspaper Headlines in Indian History. 5- India Wins the Kargil War (27th May 1999) An armed conflict between India and Pakistan took place between May and July 1999 in the
Kargil, district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control. In India, the conflict is also referred to
as Operation Vijay. On 27th May 1999, India won the Kargil war
which enabled India to regain possession of the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is how it looked on newspaper back then. 4- The Emergency of 1975 In India, the Emergency refers to a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared across the country. Officially issued by then President Fakhruddin
Ali Ahmed under Article 352 of the Constitution because of the prevailing “Internal Disturbance”,
the Emergency was in effect from 25 June 1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977. Under the rule of Indira Gandhi, the state
of emergency was declared in India for the first time in 1975. The newspaper at that time read this. 3- India becomes a republic (1950) At the most solemn ceremony held in the brilliantly lit and high domes of Durbar Hall at Government
House, India was declared a Sovereign Democratic Republic exactly at eighteen minutes past
ten on the morning of Thursday, January 26, 1950. Six minutes later, Dr Rajendra Prasad was
sworn in as President. Since then, 26th January 1950 is marked as
the Republic Day in India. This is how the day looked in the newspapers
then. 2- Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination – 1948 The father of the nation- Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on 30th January 1948. He was assassinated in the compound of Birla
House, a large mansion in central New Delhi. His assassin was Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a
right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism and a member of the political party the Hindu
Mahasabha. News of Gandhi’s assassination sent shockwaves
across the country, nations across the globe. A front-page story by the New York Times reported
on Gandhi’s death with the headline Gandhi Is Killed by A Hindu; India Shaken, World
Mourns; 15 Die in Rioting in Bombay Three Shots Fired. The day is now marked as Martyr’s Day. The newspapers had this to say. 1-India’s independence from the British
(1947) The 1947 Partition of India had a new nation
born but at the cost of millions of lives. A big nation got separated in several countries. After years of living under the British rule,
India finally gained independence on 15th August 1947. It was the biggest day of every Indian’s
lives. People were fighting for freedom for over
100 years now. And they finally got it on 15th of August. This news was printed in the newspaper all
over the world. One of the newspaper headline read, ‘Nation
Wakes to New Life’. So, these were some of the most iconic newspaper
headlines in the Indian history. India can never forget these dates. Some for good and some for bad. Thank You so much for watching. Write it down in the comments if you have some video ideas for our channel. And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and watch the previous stuff we know you’ll love too.

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